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Old Boy - 原罪犯 [2004]

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Title: Old Boy

Released: 2004

Genre: Thriller

Director: PARK Chan-wook

Run Time: 2 hrs

 

Casts:

Choi Min-sik

Yu Ji-tae

Kang Hye-jeong

Ji Dae-han

 

Synopsis:

One day in 1988, an ordinary man named OH Dae-su, who lives with his wife and an adorable baby daughter, is kidnapped right in front of his house. He later wakes up to find himself in a private makeshift prison. While suffering from his debacle, Dae-su becomes shocked when he watches the news and hears that his beloved wife was brutally murdered. The police suspects Dae-su to be the murderer after finding his blood on the murder site. Shocked by the news, Dae-su examines his arm and finds a needle mark. Dae-su makes an attempt to commit suicide, but it ends up in failure. As time passes, he begins to write down all the things that he had done which might have brought trouble or pain to other people. He mutters to himself, “I hurt too many people … And I’m sure the man who imprisoned me and murdered my wife is one of them…†Since then, Dae-su adjusts to the cell’s darkness while training his mind and body. He swears to take revenge on the man who destroyed his happy life. By the time Dae-su’s whole body becomes covered with tattoos, revealing his long sentence, sleeping gas is sprayed into the room and Dae-su passes out.

 

Coming to his senses, Dae-su discovers that he’s been released with a wallet filled with cash and a mobile phone. While he eats in a Japanese restaurant, a strange man calls Dae-su and asks him to figure out why he was imprisoned. After the guy hangs up the phone, Dae-su falls down unconscious and later wakes up in someone’s home. It belongs to a young woman named Mido, a cook working in the Japanese restaurant he was eating at. Dae-su talks to Mi-do about his 15 years in confinement, and Mido cries for sympathy and promises to help him seek vengeance. With Mido’s help, Dae-su begins to visit various people who might have a grudge against him. But all his efforts come up short.

 

One day, a guy, who has an I.D. called Evergreen, contacts Mido while she’s chatting on the Internet. He asks her to say hello to Dae-su for him. Later, Dae-su finally finds the private prison he was confined in. There, he discovers a cassette with a recording that only says… “Imprison OH Dae-su for 15 years. He talks too much…†Short on clues, Dae-su starts tracking down the guy with the Evergreen I.D. The lead bears fruit as he finally runs face to face with his kidnapper. The culprit tells Dae-su that he’ll never find out why he was imprisoned if Dae-su kills him now, so instead, the kidnapper proposes a game. The man tells Dae-su that if he discovers the real reason why within five days, then he will kill himself. If not, he will kill Mido, the girl who helps Dae-su.

 

In order to evade tails and any wiretapping, Dae-su and Mido seek refuge in a cheap motel, and have a passionate night together. The following day, Dae-su visits a high school named, Evergreen High School, based on the clue, “Evergreenâ€.

 

In the school, Dae-su finds a photo of his kidnapper in the album. His name is LEE Woo-jin and he has a sister called LEE Soo-ah. Dae-su finally remembers the day when he witnessed Woo-jin and Soo-ah making love in a warehouse in the school, and later told his friend what he saw. After that day, word got around the whole school, and Soo-ah killed herself from torment. Dae-su rushes to Woo-jin’s house and tells Woo-jin to kill himself since he finally discovered the reason why he was imprisoned. But unexpectedly, Woo-jin hands a package to Dae-su. Trembling with fear, Dae-su unties the package and hidden secrets about Dae-su and Mido’s relationship are revealed…

 

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Is there a link where I can d/l this movie? This is what Cho Seung Hui's rampage in VA was somewhat based on

 

Please dont request for download links here..its only for discussions..you may search & see if its available in the Downloads Forums or Request for it in Requesting Forums..Thank You.

Edited by ~~JinJin~~

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That live squid eating scene is nasty, thats a delicacy in korea yeuk.

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The best Movie eva!!!!!!!!!

 

I really LOVE it!

Everything about is perfect!!!!

 

The best work of Park Chan-wook !!

 

Choi Min-sik acts Oh Dae-Su so perfect!!!

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i love this film, even my grandma whos never seen an asian film before liked it.

 

would recommend to anyone! the endings twisted!

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i loved this movie it was bit confusin at the start, but i got it after watchin the end and stuff :)

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I watched this at my friends, at first i had no idea what this movie was about. i never heard of it, never read a review or preview of it. So i just sat there watching a movie had absolutely no idea was about. and to my suprise, this movie turned out to be a BLAST. absolutely brilliant in every way, the storyline, the action, the twists. top class, i would watch it over and over and over again

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this movie made me fall in love with korean movies. untraditional and fresh storytelling, explosive and visually haunting scenes, and a hot actress!

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I absolutely adored this movie! It's my favorite out of the trilogy, and one of favorite movies in general.

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definitely a masterpiece created by one of the most important director in korea and luckily most appreciated here in europe

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I am pretty surprise on the lack of response in this forum for the movie.

 

THIS MOVIE is one of the best movie of all time I have watched.

 

It should be in everybody's top 10 list.

 

Absolutely brilliant timing, casting, plot, execution, cinematography the works !

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hard to say

this flick came together in the end but u find urself asking

damn did i want to know?

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I liked this movie so much that I went and bought it the next day.. This is one masterpiece of Korean cinema that you don't wanna miss.. The story the acting the action and the plot at the end...Just wow...

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This is a great movie if you have a strong stomach. I was amazed and disgusted with this movie at the same time.

In the beginning I was curious why he was locked up for 15 years, but in the end, I wish I hadn't known.

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This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. I thought Tarantino was the master of plot twists.

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Masterpiece! Its been awhile since ive watched this, ive got to get ahold of it somehow. Its a must watch.

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This is indeed a great film that i bought on DVD after i downloaded it. It has such a twisted story its great

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This is a GREAT movie. This is probably as good as it gets in Korean film. Park Chan-Wook's other movies are also good, though. I liked 'Lady Vengeance' and 'I'm a Cyborg, But it's OK.'

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This is the film that introduced me to Korean cinema and I could be biased but this is the most memorable Korean film I have watched and can even be considered one of the best films of all time.

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I like korean movies, explosive and visually haunting scenes, and a hot actress!

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great movie! definitely a must see with its twisted plots. i predicted the ending from the middle of the movie but it was still great watching it all unfold!

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